Parliament Buildings at  Stormont, Belfast. Photograph: Getty Images

The new deadline for forming a powersharing government in Northern Ireland is June 29th. British secretary of State James Brokenshire has introduced (...)

Sinn Fein leader Michelle O’Neill talking to the media in Parliament buildings, Stormont, as the party accused the British Government of wanting powersharing in Northern Ireland to fail. Photograph: Deborah McAleese/PA Wire

The negotiations aimed at forming a government in Northern Ireland are to be extended until the end of June. Following British prime minister Theresa(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood (second right) said he was “open to any discussion on how we can protect the Remain vote in Northern Ireland”. Photograph: Deborah McAleese/PA Wire

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will on Thursday assess the realistic chances of a political de(...)

A voter stands at a booth inside a polling station as she prepares to cast her vote in Belfast during the last UK general election – on May 7th, 2015. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

They must love elections in Northern Ireland? Hardly, but the Northern politicians have this snap Westminster poll – the fourth in two years – thrust (...)

‘At this moment of enormous national significance,” Theresa May told the Commons yesterday, “there should be unity here in Westminster, but instead th(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood referred to the “ intense efforts to restore powersharing government to Northern Ireland” under way at present.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has expressed concern that the snap UK general election will harm talks aimed at restoring Stormont powe(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds at Stormont Castle: all parties will insist they are ready and fired up for this latest challenge. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland politicians had enough to contend with trying to get Stormont back up and running. After the snap Assembly election in early March (...)

Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party have only a few weeks to demonstrate if they are serious about restoring devolved government in Northern I(...)

Brexit ‘represents a serious disturbance to the Irish economy’, according to a new Government report. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The Government has warned the European Union that Ireland faces uniquely significant and unprecedented challenges to peace and prosperity from the Uni(...)

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire: has set Friday as deadline for an agreement to prevent Northern Ireland slipping back to direct rule. Photograph: David Young/PA

The atmosphere during Holy Week at Stormont in 1998 was a lot different to the one now. In the feverish days leading up to Good Friday 1998, the Nor(...)

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